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Family of Teen Found Dead in Gym Mat Sues School

Suit focuses on principal, superintendent, and Board of Education

(Newser) - The parents of Kendrick Johnson, who was found dead in a rolled-up exercise mat in the gym of his Georgia high school last year, have filed a second lawsuit against the school. This one accuses the Lowndes High School principal, the county Board of Education, and the local superintendent of... More »

With New Lawsuit, Gym-Mat Death Case Gets Stranger

Kendrick Johnson's parents allege funeral home tried to 'interfere' in investigation

(Newser) - The latest in the mysterious death of a Georgia teen found in a rolled up gym mat last year: The parents of Kendrick Johnson are suing the funeral home that handled their son's body. They're alleging negligence and fraud, and claiming Harrington Funeral Home removed Kendrick's organs... More »

Feds to Review Teen's Mysterious Gym Death

Kendrick Johnson was found rolled up in a gym mat, but death was ruled an accident

(Newser) - Federal investigators will take their own look at the death of Kendrick Johnson , the Georgia teen who was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat. "My goal, and my oath, requires me to follow the facts," US Attorney Michael Moore said today, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . "... More »

Body of Teen in Gym Mat Filled With Newspaper, Not Organs

Autopsy thickens plot in suspicious death

(Newser) - The plot has again thickened in the mysterious death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson: A second autopsy on the 17-year-old's exhumed body has found that before burial almost all of his organs were replaced with newspaper. Kendrick was found dead in a rolled-up wrestling mat at his school in... More »

Family: Teen's Freak Gym-Mat Death No Accident

Kendrick Johnson's body was found in a rolled-up gym mat

(Newser) - The parents of a south Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in a high school gym want federal authorities to reopen a case that had been declared an accident, the family's attorney said yesterday. Sheriff's investigators had decided after months of investigation that 17-year-old Kendrick... More »

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